Related: The find my AirPods feature in Find my iPhone is crap. Where they were hiding, my phone should totally have been able to connect and find them.

Well. I just found my old AirPods. One month after losing them and 1 day after ordering new. Now I have to decide if I want to keep the new ones when they come or keep my marriage. 😬

πŸ”—πŸ“Ί Schitt’s Creek Will End With a Sixth and Final Season

I love that this show will end on its own terms, but good gracious, I never want it to go.

πŸŽ™ The Class Nerd Semester 2 Episode 9 - Mind Mapping

In today’s episode, Craig and Robby explorer tools for mind mapping and how it can be useful for teachers in the classroom.

AirPods procured! I went with non-wireless charging to save some money, but either way, happiness returns to my life next week. 🀣

πŸ”— Don’t Blow It - @macsparky


🎡 Bryan & Katie Torwalt - Praise Before My Breakthrough

Man. This song crushes me.

I’m really hoping these last few days of Apple releases mean tomorrow is new AirPods day. It’s been about a month since I lost mine, and I’ve never missed a product so much.

πŸ“Ί I don’t know how after 3 seasons of the exact same formula, Queer Eye still makes me tear up during almost every episode.

Most years, I name my entry in our family March Madness competition after a line from a favorite TV show. Previous entries have been “Troll the respawn, Jeremy!” And “Oh, fork!”

This year it’s “Fold in the Cheese.”

I hope your St. Patty’s Day is as nice as mine.

πŸ€ πŸ¦… War Eagle! SEC Tournament Champs!

πŸ“š The Bayern Agenda by @dmoren

Loved this book. I enjoyed it even more than Moren’s first book, “The Caledonian Gambit”. If a space spy thriller seems interesting to you, I recommend this book.

So many days as a foster parent are really tough. Fortunately, today wasn’t one of them. It featured a family zoo trip on a beautiful day where we got to enjoy being together. I’m thankful for days like today.

Happy 32nd birthday to me.

My children were at home when we recorded this week’s episode of @theclassnerd podcast. It’s not as charming as the BBC Reporter whose kids walked in while he was reporting, so my apologies.

πŸŽ™ The Class Nerd Semester 2 Episode 8 - Shortcuts

In this week’s episode, Craig and Robby try to explain what Shortcuts are (though Apple’s naming doesn’t make it easy), share several of their favorite shortcuts as inspiration, and then get to some listener questions.

Now this is pod…cast editing.

Sharing Songlinks to My Blog

Sharing a song or album I love is one of my favorite things to do on the internet. Music is a huge part of my world, and when I find songs I love, I want to make sure others know about them as well.

For a long time, I shared links to songs on Apple Music because that’s the streaming service I use, and I could use Apple’s Affiliate Program to earn a small commission from my recommendation. After a few years, and only earning a grand total of $4, I realized I would rather have a frictionless experience for users of all services to hear the music I love than attempt to make a few measly cents.

I decided to start using the service SongLink. With Songlink, people are presented with links to a song or album I share on all music services the song is available on.

Of course, because I’m me, I wanted to automate this process. I’ve created a Shortcut called ο£ΏMusic Songlink.

It takes the song I’m listening to in Apple Music and automatically creates the Songlink URL so I can share it. It also offers to send the link to Drafts, which is my text editor and blog post publishing app of choice.

I share this shortcut because I want to make it as easy as possible for people to share music they love. I want to discover new music from the bloggers and twitter users I follow.

Now, this Shortcut is currently set up for me as an Apple Music subscriber. If you are a Spotify (or other service) user, I created another Shortcut with similar (but slightly more limited) functionality. If you share a song from Spotify (or other’s) share sheet to Shortcuts, it will return the Songlink URL and save it to the clipboard. It won’t have the title and artist info, but you can at least create the link and modify the Shortcut to your needs. You can download that Shortcut here.

I hope these Shortcuts can be tools that allow more people to share great music with their followers.

🎡 Maren Morris - GIRL

Been looking forward to this record releasing for a while now.